There’s a New ‘Punisher’ in Town

With Frank Castle gone and missing into parts unknown, it was only a matter of time before he either returned or someone took up the Punisher mantle. Well, Frank’s still MIA but there’s a new sheriff in town. Former S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Joe Garrison has donned the all-black attire adorned with an abstract skull face. Is this guy hard core or just a gun-toting wannabe?

With the premier issue just having been released two days ago, I was fortunate enough to get my hands on a copy and I can say with confidence that Garrison is no slouch.  Right off the bat, we get to see what drove the ex-S.H.I.E.L.D. rep past the point of no return, just as we’re treated to his unleashing of retribution on organized crime.

Punisher is written by David Pepose (Moon Knight: City of the Dead) with Dave Wachter (Aliens: Aftermath) responsible for the gritty artwork.  It’s a creative team of Dave-squared with your not-so-average-Joe as the star.  This new Punisher has some nifty weaponry in his arsenal and it gets used quite rapidly in this first issue.

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